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Outgoing Liberia Veep calls on Rawlings

Outgoing Liberia Vice-President, Joseph Boakai and his wife Katumu Yatta paid a courtesy call on former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings at his office in Accra on Thursday.

Mr. Boakai who contested the last presidential election and lost to incoming President George Weah, held fruitful discussions with the former president on the transition in Liberia.

Former President Rawlings commended Mr. Boakai for helping to ensure a successful Presidential election and described the outgoing Vice-President as having a reputation as a man of integrity.

“I believe the new government would welcome ideas and suggestions from someone like him. While he may be a prominent leader in the opposition he owes his country and the government that patriotic duty,” Mr. Rawlings said.

Vice-President Boakai who is a professional business administrator and once served as a Minister of Agriculture, expressed the willingness to assist whichever way he could.

Mr. Boakai returns home on Friday ahead of the inauguration of President George Weah and Vice-President Jewel Taylor at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium on Monday, January 22.

Source: 3news.com | Ghana

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